Fernando Alonso has reflected on Alpine’s result in the Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying.

Alonso qualified 8th for Sunday’s race in Bahrain, while Esteban Ocon was just outside the top 10. The Spaniard believes that this is a successful result for Alpine.

“To be fighting for the top 10 with both cars I think has been a relief a little bit for Alpine that the job done during the winter has been positive,” he said.

“Now it’s up to us to develop the car as quick as possible. It’s going to be a huge development for everybody and we need to be fast off-track as well on that.”

Alonso also confirmed that Alpine cars did not have porpoising throughout the weekend.

“No bouncing for us so far this weekend. So fingers crossed it’s still a mystery for many people. So hopefully tomorrow stays like that.”

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